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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks from the VFW

     Thanks to all who attended our POW/MIA program at VFW Post 5710 Bullitt County Memorial.

    Post members led by our commander, James Anderson, and his officers and auxiliary members led by President Kathleen Coffey and her officers presented the program.

    Special guests were Judge Executive Melanie Roberts with her mother; Sixth District Auxiliary president Shaunia Eisenback and veteran Sherry Elmore Whitehouse, who explained the POW/MIA table and what each item symbolized.

    We must never forget those who have not returned home yet.

  • Intersection still in works

     Several people have asked me about the timeline of the turning lane on Highway 44 and Lloyds Lane. I am pleased to pass on the following information -- “The third and final intersection widening (turning lane with a light) on Highway 44 will soon be starting. The expected completion date will be summer of ‘18.”

  • Children in Flight thanks

     Children in Flight’s 10th annual golf outing was held on Saturday, Sept. 23, was a huge success.

    We would like to thank the following for supporting education for our students in our community. With your support we have awarded over $30,000 in scholarships. Our winning team: Prewitt & Son Trucking.

    Our contest winners: Dave Nall, closest to hole; Delbert Adams, longest drive.

  • Mended Hearts thanks

     We just wanted to say a special thank you to everyone who supported and participated in the Mended Hearts fourth annual golf scramble. We could not have had this success without your sponsorships, donations and participation to raise awareness for heart disease.

    Mended Hearts is the oldest peer-to-peer cardiac patient network in the world with 300 chapters in 48 states. We are dedicated to inspiring hope in heart disease patients, their families and caregivers.

  • Room in the Inn

     Her name is Cindy but is affectionately called “Granny” by her fellow “guests” at Room in the Inn -- Bullitt County. She’s 62, full of spunk and ready for her next adventure.

  • Fall burn laws go into effect this week

     FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is again preparing for an active wildfire season. Each year, there are nearly 1,500 wildfires in the state of Kentucky, based on a 10-year average.

    Last fall, the division responded to 520 fires that burned 52,216 acres with a timber value loss of $20,642,663. The majority of the fires occurred in November.

  • Domestic Violence Month: An overview of a grave topic

     When Ellen heard her husband come through the door, she knew this would be a bad night. Quickly sending her kids to their room, she turned the music up so they wouldn’t hear what was coming. After last night’s beating, Ellen had made sure to do all he’d asked of her today: cooked his food, cleaned the house, washed and folded his clothes, and dressed exactly the way he wanted. Still, it was never enough. As he walked toward her, Ellen wondered just what she’d done wrong this time.

  • BBB Tip: Charitable Giving After a Tragedy

     After a terrible and very public tragedy such as a mass shooting, people want to help in any way possible, and that often means contributing to fundraisers to help the survivors and the families of the victims. Sadly, scammers often take advantage of these moments of vulnerability to deceive donors. In addition, there are often campaigns set up by well-meaning individuals who may or may not be directly connected to the tragedy.